MFA’s Annual Meeting took place virtually on Saturday, October 24 from 10 am – noon. The event was free, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Farm Credit East.
The meeting featured keynote speaker Dave Celino, the Chief Fire Warden in Massachusetts. Dave talked about the busy 2020 drought-fueled fire season, and discussed some effects of fire on the landscape and the use of prescribed fire in habitat creation and fire risk reduction.
Marianne Piche and Patrick Conlin, habitat biologists for MassWildlife, discussed the brand-new Collaborative for Private Forestland Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), a grant program that is a joint effort of MassWildlife and MFA.
The Douglas B. Cook Wood Producer of the Year Award and the Howard F. Mason Forester of the Year Award were presented to very deserving recipients, and there was a short business meeting.
The meeting was been approved for continuing education credits:
- 2.0 Massachusetts Timber Harvester credits
- 1.25 Massachusetts Forester credits in Category I
- 1.0 Connecticut Forester CEUs
- SAF credits are pending
If you missed the meeting, you can now watch it online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55vAnnirTLA